If you knew you were going to die in one hour, how much more radiant would a yellow tulip look? How much more delicious would a banana taste? How much more wondrous and miraculous would each breath be knowing this could be your last? If you knew you only had an hour to live, what would you embrace and what would you discard? What hurts and upsets would you immediately let go of? I suspect you would suddenly see the god in everyone and every mundane task. Suddenly, washing the dishes would become a pleasure, an honor, a ritual with a new and profound significance.
Each of us will draw a final breath. It is certain, it is inevitable. Some of us will know how much time we have left – a week, a month, a year – while others will not. Nonetheless, that final breath awaits us all and what stands between now and that final breath is life. So how are you going to live it? What questions will you ask and what will you seek? Will you choose to live the life you have left with movement and joy or will you choose to live life in “stuckness”? Will you choose to dance with life or will you stay at one spot on the shore just watching life go by without ever jumping in and seeing the possibilities of where it can lead? The choice is yours because you are all that has ever been, all that is, and all that will ever be. You have always been home, you are home and you will always be home. Everything that is in the universe is in you. How are you going to be with it? How are you going to live it?
I am not worried about the transition and what is coming next for humanity. However, I am concerned about the millions of beings who will be caught unaware, because it will be a difficult time for them and many will choose to exit rather than stay and see the transition through.
For those who have worked hard to liberate their soul from the repetitive cycle of boom and bust that has played out over the millennia, their time to shine is at hand.
The time has come to reap the rewards and benefit from what so many have worked so long and hard for. Now is the time to experience complete and absolute joy. The long hard days of struggling with duality are over. From now on, reality will manifest instantly from a single thought. We will no longer be slaves to thought patterns that were created millennia ago and have brought humanity endless despair and suffering.
Now is the time to hold our heads high and look around us for the first time. Now is the time to see reality as it really is and experience the wonders of the universe and our own magnificence within that universe.
Humanity is being given the opportunity to take control of its existence in a way it has never experienced. We are being asked to take responsibility for our thoughts, actions and behavior and, in return, humanity will become masters of our own soul on this physical plane.
The time has come for us to step forward on the great path of enlightenment and existence. We are now in charge of what we want to experience as our reality. Rather than sitting back and weeping about what we have lost in this life, we can finally let go of the shackles from the past that have held us captive in our own hearts and minds. Now is the time to spread our wings and explore the magnificence of who we are – beings capable of creation on a grand scale. Now is not the time to undersell our abilities, but to explore and push beyond all boundaries.
Now is the time to open our hearts to all possibilities and open our minds without fear or hesitation. The future of this world and existence depends on each of us and what we envision as our future. We don’t necessarily have to have a concrete idea of what we want to see or experience – just a rough idea will suffice. In fact, it is enough to know in your heart you want something different – something more peaceful, harmonious and expansive than what we have now. That’s all it will take to propel us into a new world of existence – a single thought that all of this can be different, that it can be better.
The end of the world is not just around the corner as some would have you believe. But the beginning of a new existence, a new way of perceiving the world, is and all we have to do is desire the world to be different than it is today.
Now is not the time to be a hero by taking action. We are moving into a turbulent phase in which there is a risk events could overtake us. Now is the time to sit back and really look at what is going on and ponder.
We need to take a moment and think about where we want to go as a group. What are our goals, dreams, and ambitions? What are our hopes and fears? As soon as you identify your fears, you need to let go of them because focusing on them will only make them a reality.
Now is the time to focus with complete honesty and clarity on what your spirit and soul desire. Now is definitely NOT the time to be solely concerned with monetary or material matters.
We are at a pivotal point in human history where we can decide how we move forward as a group. We are being given a once in an eon gift – the ability to shape our own future existence by choosing who and what we want to become. We have always had the freedom to choose our destiny, but its scope was restricted. The limits have been removed and we are free to soar as far and wide as we please.
The only thing holding us back from experiencing complete joy and peace is ourselves! We have been conditioned to believe suffering is a necessary component of life, but it isn’t. Suffering is only a temporary creation of our own minds that pops up now and then as we struggle to remember the purpose of human experience.
We are here to experience love, peace, harmony, and joy – not hatred, jealousy or greed. However, this is what we have chosen to experience as a group and these emotions and traits now dominate our psyches. We spend more hours each day experiencing negative thoughts than positive ones because we have allowed the undercurrent of duality to become prominent. Now is the time to change this.
What we think and feel at this moment and over the next year will lay the cornerstone for how we will develop over the next several millennia. Choose your thoughts wisely and watch your emotions. Don’t get caught up in the anger and desperation that will be all around you very soon. Stand back and remember that this hatred will come to an end quicker than you thought possible. It will end almost as suddenly as it began, but we have to do our part in helping humanity heal and move beyond its troubled past.
It is time to imagine a future dominated by love, peace and harmony. At this moment, we don’t need heroes who will react to what is going on around them fighting fire with fire. We need dreamers who will sit back and focus on changing the paradigm. We need dreamers who are willing not just to think out of the box, but to jump out of it and envision a higher expression of humanity – an expression that will move us all closer to our true selves.
We all have something to give the world. Each of us can contribute to humanity’s progress.
The question is are we willing to step up and do our part to help humanity move forward on the evolutionary scale of consciousness? To do this, we have to look deep within ourselves and listen to what each of our souls has to say. Most of us excel at listening to what our mind has to say, but when it comes to what our heart has to say, many of us claim ignorance because “ignorance is bliss”. At least, this is what we have been told.
But ignorance of Self is not bliss – it is torture. Ignorance of your true Self and what you came here to accomplish is why so many people feel a void or a hollowness when they look at their lives. People who have everything they could need or want feel a vacuum, a dark hole that gnaws away at them. The reason for this feeling and its resolution are quite simple.
People feel a void when they have deserted or ignored their true Self and calls from the Universe to do something meaningful to help humanity. The way each person helps will be different. Some will be out in the thick of things making things happen. Others will make a difference by sitting quietly in their homes. Whichever way, they can all have a positive impact on society and humanity.
Resolution of this hollow feeling involves nothing more than listening to your true Self. You don’t have to change your life to make a difference. You just have to open the lines of communication between your rational mind and your true Self. Learn to hear and follow your heart. In this instance, “heart” means your soul and not your emotions. Following your emotions will get you into trouble, but following your heart will bring you nothing but joy and pleasure. Don’t try to control or change anything – just be aware and listen.
There is no need to be afraid in life, or in death. We are here to live our lives and to live them more fully. When we allow fear and pain to rule our lives, we are not living. We are just squandering our greatest resource and asset – our life!
You have been given a precious gift – life. Why waste it dreaming about what could have been, or what you should have done? The past is the just that, the past. You cannot change it. So, instead of living with regrets, why not make a commitment to live your life differently? Make a commitment to yourself to move forward with a renewed sense of purpose and peace. Only you can change your life. Only you can live your life. Decide today how you want to live it – in fear and regret or with an openness to loving yourself and others?
Change embraced without fear has infinite potential, whereas change embraced with fear and regret can only limit your potential and will eventually suffocate the spark of life.
Fan the flames of life by reaching out, connecting, and loving yourself and others today.
Every day has a beginning and an end – just as every life has a start and a finish. What we choose to do with the moments in between is what determines the quality of our life and the type of person we become.
Just as surely as you are sitting here reading this, you know the sun will rise, the sun will set, and one day this life will come to an end. This thought is not meant to scare or depress you. It is meant to be a wake-up call. Your life will end. This is an irrefutable and unavoidable fact.
Too many of us are running around focusing on trivial issues – issues that in no way help raise our consciousness or even help us live better, more enjoyable lives.
Think about everything you did, thought and saw yesterday. How much of your time was spent in constructive pursuits? Did any of your actions directly help another person? Did you consciously direct any of your thoughts toward helping humanity? Did you really look at and see the person standing next to you in the checkout line? Did you look into that stranger’s eyes and see her hopes, dreams, fears and failures? Did you ask yourself how you could make a difference in someone’s life? Did you think about giving before you thought of what you would get in return?
If you struggled just to remember what you might have thought or said yesterday, you can be sure you are not living with awareness. Only by living with awareness of what you are thinking, seeing, and doing can you move to the next stage of consciousness and spiritual development.
Start living with awareness today and see how much happier and more meaningful your life becomes.
Time is not what it appears to be. Most of us view time as a linear equation, but there are actually many facets that combine to make up what we know as “time”.
Time is a function of a continuum and as such operates in a cyclical and transversal fashion. What is meant by “transversal” is that time moves according to our perceptions of it (Note: I had to look up “transversal”! Definition: A line that cuts across two or more (usually parallel) lines.)
Time, as we know it, is an artificial construct used to measure the distance between events in our lives. But it is actually fluid, very changeable, and dynamic – not static. We have set the length of an hour as 60 minutes and the length of a minute as 60 seconds, but time is actually immeasurable in static terms because it is always changing and moving. We can move through time, backwards or forwards, just as we can easily move between dimensions.
How you see and experience the world depends on your frame of mind – your mindset. Change your mindset and you will automatically change your perception of time and space, as well as your experience of it.
If you see time as static, you will experience it as such. If you allow yourself to see time as dynamic, this will become your experience.
How you see the world depends on your state of mind and your state of mind depends on your inner core. Your inner core is the part of you that is connected to and with the universal consciousness – the universal mind. If your inner core is at peak efficiency then you will see reality as it is, without the baggage of extra emotions or thoughts. Seeing reality as it really is just another way of saying “enlightenment”.
The process of moving to a higher state of consciousness is not difficult or complex. It is all a matter of living your experience – your life – to its fullest expression. In this case, “fullest expression” means understanding and appreciating life and what it means to be alive. Many of you walk around in a semi-comatose state, not seeing or really comprehending what is happening around you. Many of you have no appreciation for life, which means you take it for granted.
Life is a wondrous state of being. Being alive is a state of consciousness – nothing more and nothing less. Being alive is not just a physical state, but also a mental and spiritual one.
You are here to experience thoughts and emotions in a tangible way. You are here to experience pain and suffering, as well as joy and bliss. This does not mean that the purpose of life is to suffer. On the contrary, the purpose of life is to rise above pain and suffering by seeing reality as it is and understanding that all emotions are false. While you may feel them strongly, they do not really exist on the physical plane. Rather, they exist on the mental plane and as such, have no bearing on or relation to your physical world.
Emotions will always lead you in the wrong direction. You should always follow your heart, which is quite different from following your emotions. Emotions are false, but your heart connects you to the source of all that is – Universal Consciousness. If you follow your heart, you will move forward and evolve to a higher state of consciousness. But it doesn’t end here.
Once you have mastered the experiences on this plane, you will be ready to move on to the next, and the next, and the next….
Nothing can exist without your express approval. There is nothing in your world that does not exist without your consent. Every event, every happening, and every moment exists because you allow it to exist. There is nothing in your life that does not have your stamp of approval at some level.
So what does this mean? This means you are the creator of your world and a co-creator for the lives other people. You have a direct responsibility for your life and everything in it. Likewise, you have a more indirect responsibility for what is in the lives of others. Your thoughts create your reality, just as they influence and help create reality for others.
Your thoughts and your emotions are the catalysts upon which the world moves, shapes and forms. There is nothing in this world that you did not have a hand in creating.
The world is there for you to do with as you please. If you want world war, then continue with thoughts of hatred, greed and destruction. If you want a world of peace and harmony, then cultivate such thoughts. Your thoughts create your reality.
The future is yours to hold in your hands and create as you will. No one can tell you the right way or wrong way to live, just as no one can say which is best for you.
Only you can create your future and only you can decide what is in your highest interest. You are the one living your life. Let other people do what is best for them, while you live your life and do what is best for you. This is why you should not judge others for the decisions they make. They have made those decisions based on their life circumstances and, on a higher level, what they wish to experience in this life. Their decisions are right for them and that is all you need to know. You do not need to understand why those decisions are best because it is not your life – it is theirs.
Sometimes the decisions other people make affect your life in a positive or negative way and, when negative, it is very difficult to step back and see the larger picture. But this is what we must all start doing. We must remove our attachment to outcomes and personalities. We must stand back with the realization and acceptance that not all is as it seems. There is a broader plan to every event in your life, whether it is instigated by you or by someone around you. We are all working together to create “the whole” and that “whole” is the universe itself. Every cog and wheel has a purpose. The universe operates like a finely tuned machine – although right now many of you will be looking around and saying, “I just don’t see it that way – everything is falling apart”. There is a reason for every event and every happening – large and small. There is nothing that is meaningless or random.
Every action has a purpose and an outcome. The outcomes are what you see as “life”. Some of the outcomes you see around you now are the result of events, and even thoughts, that took place hundreds of years ago, and some are the result of things that happened yesterday.
If you want to change your reality, you must change the way you think and view the world. You must include yourself in the events happening around you – this means you must accept that you are a co-creator and helped in bringing about everything happening around you.
Your thoughts matter, as do your actions. You are not alone in the universe. You are a co-creator along with the billions of other people on your planet today. Together you are creating the universe, and along with it, your lives. What you see around you are the results of your thoughts and actions.
You will see a different world when you begin to change your thoughts and actions.